John Ward

2016 marked the 150th anniversary of the Oaks Colliery Disaster, the worst mining disaster in English history.

First Name: John
Last Name: Ward
Role: Miner
Married: Yes
Age: 57
Born: Poynton, Cheshire, England
Lived: Greggs Row Hunningley Lane
Buried: 27/09/1868
Burial Location: Christ Church, Ardsley,
Additional Information:

John Ward’s son, William, was one of the nearly 200 volunteer rescuers who entered the mine after the first explosion. He was then a┬ácentral figure in fundraising for the Oaks Disaster Memorial which was placed in Christ Church, Ardsley, in 1879.

Map for John Ward

Green Pin Born
Yellow Pin Lived
Red Pin Buried

Birth Places of Oaks Disaster Victims